Our BCP methodology uncovers deficiencies, or risks, within business functions that may not be identified by normal, common auditing protocols. For example, we facilitate this for manufacturing and logistics by documenting process flows in a manner that visually identifies areas of risk.
Five areas of business risk are important: revenue-generating operations, intellectual capital, IT systems, property [hard assets], and contingent external exposures such as supply chain components. These areas should be critically examined for potential impacts and then applicable mitigations for these impacts identified. The mitigations are incorporated into relevant business functions or, if the mitigations require significant resources to implement, they are reported to executive management for consideration.